Region 5 White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants

The summary for the Region 5 White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Fish and Wildlife Service, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Region 5 White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is pleased to announce the availability of research funding in 2020 to investigate issues related directly to the management of white-nose syndrome (WNS). The Service provides financial and technical assistance to non-governmental, university, and private researchers, as well as state and local governments, Native American tribes, and federal agencies, for the management of WNS and conservation of bats. Funded projects will investigate priority questions about WNS to improve our ability to manage the disease and implement management actions that will help to conserve affected bat species. As of June 2020, WNS has been confirmed in bats in 35 states and seven Canadian provinces, and the causative fungus Pseudogymnoascus destructans (Pd) has been detected in at least four additional states without confirmation of the disease. Numerous North American and Eurasian species of bats have been confirmed with WNS or detected carrying Pd. Surveys in affected areas continue to reveal population declines associated with the disease at contaminated sites in North America. For information on WNS and previously funded projects, please see: Projects funded through WNS Research Grants provide critical information and resources to maximize conservation efforts for bats. These funds support actions focused on knowledge gaps in the fight against WNS. The results of funded projects are intended to add to the information and tools available to wildlife and resource managers to minimize the impacts of WNS on listed species, prioritize actions to conserve species that may be assessed for listing due to the impacts of WNS, understand how different species are likely to respond when exposed to the pathogen, and engage the public in conservation efforts. Although WNS has decimated several species of bats in North America, funding and information from the Service's WNS National Response has supported the management community to focus efforts where there is the greatest need and benefit. The priorities for this funding opportunity in 2020 (below) are intentionally broad and designed to maximize persistence of WNS-affected and WNS-susceptible bat populations, support the collaborative actions of the WNS National Response, and inform management decisions in preparation for, or in response to, WNS. Scientific research conducted in collaboration with management authorities is encouraged. The four priorities for funding in 2020 are for recipients to: Address gaps in knowledge of bat life history relevant to the biological and ecological needs of species known or anticipated to be exposed to WNS; Provide information on patterns of survival and population dynamics between and within bat species, including sublethal effects of Pd infection and vulnerability to WNS. Underlying mechanisms may involve environmental, physiological, behavioral, genetic and/or other factors affecting the hosts or pathogen; Develop and implement strategies to improve survival and persistence of species impacted by or susceptible to WNS. This priority may include species that are not yet confirmed to be susceptible to WNS but can reasonably be anticipated to be at risk in the future; and Investigate human dimensions of WNS management, including understanding how values, perceptions, and other factors may influence management strategies for bats.
Federal Grant Title: Region 5 White-Nose Syndrome Research Grants
Federal Agency Name: Fish and Wildlife Service (DOI-FWS)
Grant Categories: Natural Resources
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: F20AS00183
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 15.684
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: August 25th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: August 25th, 2020
Posted Date: June 25th, 2020
Creation Date: June 25th, 2020
Archive Date: September 30th, 2020
Total Program Funding:
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $250,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $20,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: June 25th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility
This funding opportunity is open to domestic and foreign applicants. Additional information for foreign entities is included below. To be eligible, the following conditions must be met: Proposed projects must clearly address one or more priorities identified by the WNS program, as identified above. Applicants must be in good standing on previously awarded Federal grant agreements, with no outstanding reports or obligations, and a record of successful use of funds from previous WNS grants (if applicable). When an applicant is carrying two or more active WNS awards while applying for another, the Service has an administrative obligation to verify that there are no correctable problems in implementing the existing awards. The Service will review the reasons why those grants are still open before proceeding with further consideration. Previous recipients that demonstrate their effective use of WNS funds will not be affected. Previous recipients that have taken no significant action on any one of their two or more preexisting awards will not be considered eligible to apply for new funds from the WNS program until the issue is resolved.
Grant Announcement Contact
Dr. Jonathan Reichard
[email protected]
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